Office of Energy Research and Development Programs
Current initiatives are delivering high-quality research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects for Canadians.
$24 million per year
OERD’s flagship on-going program is funding energy RD&D projects that aim to reduce GHG emissions by 4.25 Mt/year by 2030 while increasing competitiveness, affordability and reliability in Canada’s energy sector.
$155 million over 4 years
Projects are addressing pressing environmental challenges and economic opportunities in Canada’s energy, mines and forestry sectors, for an expected GHG reduction of 0.3 to 0.7 Mt/year by 2026.
$75 million over 4 years
Under six Clean Tech Challenges, innovators are unlocking breakthrough solutions to complex and persistent problems in developing clean technology.
$48.3 million over 8 years
Projects are demonstrating innovative building technologies through deep-energy retrofits and the construction of new buildings.
$76.1 million over 6 years
Demonstration projects are addressing technological gaps and barriers to the introduction of electric vehicles, such as cost, safety, charging speed and function in very cold climates.
$36.3 over 4 years
Funding utility-led projects are reducing GHG emissions, better utilizing existing electricity assets and fostering innovation and clean jobs by demonstrating smart grid technologies and integrated systems.
$56.5 million over 6 years
Demonstration projects are reducing reliance on diesel fuel in Canada’s rural and remote communities, primarily indigenous communities, by supporting a transition to more sustainable energy solutions.
Up to $50 million per year
Together, the Program of Energy Research and Development and the internal component of the Energy Innovation Program fund energy-related RD&D activities undertaken in federal departments and agencies.
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